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    Counting of Elves (Results!)

    I talked to Ebs last night on discord. Full disclosure, we are brothers. Anyway, he was telling me that he was disappointed that Gladwynn did not attempt to participate in the polling. He sent it to them to post in their announcement chats but they were apathetic to any polling. You might have to talk to him about better ways to reach out in the future. I am not that educated on Elven politics or the make up of the factions. 100 players does seem to be a lot of players to survey though, and if you compare to academic studies, is a march larger percentage of the population then a regular study looks at. A stats class in college suggests normally about 1000 people to represent even more then a million for an accurate showing of the spread of points on a graph. I barely passed stats 190 though, so take what I say for nothing. The bias seems to be mostly pro Snelven and Helven instead of anti, so I am not sure about your nomenclature you used. They represent much higher happiness and contentment with their premium roleplay experience then the other groups, albeit missing the information of Gladewynn. Maybe instead of complaining you could suggest something productive, perhaps poll your own playerbase to see how they feel, instead of trying to write off results that do not agree with your worldview.
  3. People A remark by the published: This publication is to highlight the extraordinary lives of the socialites of the Empire of Man. Whether you be born of Dragon, Crow, or a tavern wench, you could appear as a biography among the following editions. This publication was started to fill a void among the written works of the imperial classes. Everyone marching along in happy tune gets dull, and we must be reminded of times that were not so prosperous and peaceful. A big issue we will attempt to tackle is the marginalization of the periphery voices of the Empire. We talk of those who the capital walks past everyday and ignores and those people that only interact on market day. We want to tell interesting and thought provoking life stories, stories of men and women of humanity that lived their lives to the fullest. – Staff of People’s Magazine Barnabas Basarab Barnabas, or known to his many friends and enemies as Barney, was born in exile in 1522. According to family historians, his father was chased out of Oren by the Drowned King Olivier due to Barney’s father’s support of the Duke of Adria, Hugh Sarkozic. Many Carrion related houses were forced to go into hiding during the great purge of the Raevir by the evil Savoyards and Lorrainians. As a young boy he was brought to Luciensport where his father soon abandoned him, being taken to the Seven Skies to rest with other Adrian war heros. It is told that Siegmund guards the gates of the Seven Skies and does not allow Savoyards in due to their stench and awful grooming. Have you ever seen their hair-cuts? Barney growing up in Luciensport was exposed to radical religious ideas of the time, witnessing the foundations of Canonism. This was during the formation of the Canonist church by the bridging of the gap between his own ethnically viewed Ruskan Orthodoxy and the other sects of the One True Faith. Barney speaks of his older cousin Beezlebub and his fondness for the protection he provided to him in his youth. It is important to look after your family. Barney is a humble man and did not want to elaborate personally on is accomplishments, but People’s Magazine dug into the records housed in the Imperial Library and found many documents attached to his name. He signed many charters for the establishment of independent settlements while in exile from the Kingdom of Oren. A very fascinating aspect of Barney’s life is his pursuit of education above all else. He received formal education during his time at Johannesburg Imperial Institute. He mentioned a Pathros character that was his mentor and taught him to “love to learn and to learn to love.” Take that for what you will folks, but he recieved a degree in Dwarven Administration after consulting old Imperial Records. It is strange that these traditions of higher education of died out,. Our own Empire could learn something from Barney’s past and focus more on the things that matter. Here is a quick excerpt about his time at University. “Pathros the Philosopher, Pathros the Calculator, Pathros the Astronomer. For he was wise and he was a brigand. He was my tutor and he stole my wealth. He made me love to learn and from he is where I learned to love. After he betrayed me, I went on to study at the Imperial Institute at Johannesburg. Starting with a mere degree in Dwarven Governance I ended with a Doctorate in Elven Philosophy, and Doctorate in Dwarven Governance, and a Doctorate in Imperial Law.” During his long and storied life, he wanted to point out a few happenings. First, he served in an acting troupe that performed before the Emperor John II. He reports he was the only survivor of the performance. He would say no more about the act, besides that it involved knives and throwing. He also commented on more recent drama involving his time as Maer of Belvitz. He was chased from his post of the first Maer of the city by the Duke’s brother, Edgar Sarkozic. Edgar appeared to wish ill will on the mild mannered man, and forced him into exile once again. We will end with some advice from our dear friend Barney. He suggests that in order to live a long life, you must live as ferociously as an orc but be ever mild mannered and polite. You must have no free time, for if it is free, then someone can steal it from you. Blood sausage was also quoted as apart of his recipe for success. He also spends apart of everyday watching nature, something he picked up from a traveling elven druid. We here at People’s Magazine hope to see more from Doctor Basarab. He has even more days of living ahead of him due to a special condition he could not comment on at present. Fan mail should be directed to him at the keep of Belvitz, the Balt. He is serving in the administration of the current Duke, Ratibor Carrion. Inquiries to People’s Magazine should be addressed to Rubert Carrion, also living within the Balt. They must be first read by his mother, Vesna Carrion. We are searching for others to do issues on, so if you think you are the best next thing since Messy Medieval, let us know.
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    The Jolly Band of Ruskan Children

    Name: Rubert Age: Holds five fingers up Race: Highlander Gender:
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    AiiMlif3 confirmed via dibley's instagram

    My picture is actually my mental image of Scipp3r
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    Full Name: John Hugh Sarkozic Prefecture: Belvitz Address: The Balt, Sarkozic Keep Political Party: Independent
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    Full Name: John Hugh Sarkozic Year of Birth: 1642 City of Primary Residency: Belvitz ((MC Name: VonGrool
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    Decree of Abdication

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pla7nDYciI4 Decree of Abdication, 13th of Sun’s Smile, 1681 IT is with great heaviness that he, John I Sarkozic, Duke of Adria, Baron of the Balt, Protector of the Eastblight, Patriarch of House Sarkozic, hereby abdicates the Ducal Throne and Barony of the Balt, due to growing health concerns and a desire to devote the latter half of his life to his true passion--becoming an architect. The Barony shall be inherited by his Lordship’s eldest, Josip I Sarkozic. The Ducal Throne shall be put up for election, anyone with Carrion Blood permitted to ascend. The Current Electors, Josip I Sarkozic, Maxim Vladov, Septimus Bracchus, and Konyves I Ivanovich, shall hold a Duma in which the next Duke shall be elected. In the event of a tie, the Electors shall cast their votes again and again until a Duke is agreed upon. Signed, John I Sarkozic, known hereby as John The Good.
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    On The Inquisition

    By the Duke Sarkozic and Council, A Proclamation for the Banishment of Inquisitors The Duke Sarkozic, having taken special notice, hath signified his high displeasure thereat, and hath thereupon commanded us to put all Laws in execution (that are in force in this Duchy) that inflict any punishment upon such as exercise any thing to extoll or maintain the power or jurisdiction of the Inquisitors, within this Duchy, and to review the Proclamation to remove and exclude all Inquisitors from the lands of Adria. It is well known, by daily experience, what intolerable mischiefs and inconveniences have grown upon this Realm of Adria, through the extraordinary resort of such persons hither as are commonly called Inquisitors and others of that sect, who seeking to setup and maintain a foreign power and authority within this his Duke’s Dominion, The said Inquisitors, by pretence thereof, have usurped and exercised Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction within this Duchy in martial, spiritual, and Ecclesiastical causes, to the great derogation of his Duke’s authority. And the said inferior Inquisitors have likewise exercised great brigrandry, as beating, harming, and such like, and by color there of have taken and exacted harm upon Adria, from such as are accosted by them, to the intolerable grievance and impoverishing of this Duchy, And they all seeking and daily endeavoring to pervert the hearts of his Duke’s subjects, and to draw them from the true Law here established, to blindness and superstition, & to alienate their affections from their sovereign liege Lord the Kings Majestie, and to subject them to the said foreign authority, to the generall disturbance of the common peace and tranquillity of this Duchy. For reformation of which abuses, and avoiding of such seditious persons, sundry Proclamation have been issued and published in this Duchy: by immediate warrant from the Duke Sarkozic out of Adria, and others by authority within council of this Duchy for the time being, thereby strictly charging and commanding them forthwith, or within some short time then after (and to never hereforth expire) to depart out of this Duchy, and never to return hither again, unless they should conform themselves to the Law here established, and repair to the Duke duly and orderly: upon pain of the Duke Sarkozic’s high indignation, and such punishments as might justly be inflicted upon the willful contemners of the Duke’s command. Know ye therefore, that Wee in obedience unto his Dukes’ command, and for absolute warning to be given in this kind, do denounce, and in the Duke Sarkozic’s name strictly charge and command, That they shall all of them, that is to say, all Inquisitors whatsoever, depart out of this Duchy of Adria forthwith. And that no such Inquisitors shall from and after the said proclamations, repair, come or return into this Duchy, upon paine of the Duke Sarkozic’s high displeasure and indignation, and upon such further paine and penalty as may be justly inflicted upon them by the Laws and Statutes of this Duchy. And upon the like paine, We do in the Duke Sarkozic’s name expressly forbid all, and all manner of persons whatsoever within this Duchy, to receive, relieve, or converse with, be ordered by, or receive instruction from any such Inquisitor in this Duchy, or come into the same or any part thereof, contrary to the intent of this Proclamation. And We do further in the Duke Sarkozic’s name declare, publish, and command, that if any such Inquisitor shall wilfully abide and continue in this Duchy after the said Proclamation, or shall voluntarily repair or return into this Duchy, or any part thereof: or if any person or persons shall receive, relieve, converse with, be ordered by, or receive instruction from any such Inquisitor, That then all and every official and all others of his Dukes officers and loyal subjects in this Duchy, shall use their best diligence and endeavors, to apprehend all and every such Inquisitor as aforesaid, and all and every of their receivers, relievers, and followers, and them and every of them to commit to some safe and strict prison, to the end such further order may be taken for their punishment, as to Us, the Duke and his council, shall be thought fit. And We require them and every of them, to be severe to put this the Dukes’ commandment in full execution, as they and every of them will answer the contrary to the Duke Sarkozic, who will call them and every of them to a strict account touching the performance of their duties in this behalf. Given at the Balt of Duke Sarkozic, the the five and tenth day of the Deep Cold, 1677. Duke John Sarkozic Magistrate Safwa Marshal Vladan Maer Red God save Adria.
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    A silent throne room.

    Hey man above, this is in creative writing section, which means it is just a story the person wrote. If it is in this subforum that means it might not have happened on the server.
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    A House Lost, A House Gained

    A notice from the pen of the Duke: ON THE MATTER OF HOUSE IVANOVICH... The noble house of Ivanovich is stripped of its status of elector within the Duchy of Adria. Their Barony of Vilacz will be foreclosed on waiting of direction of the King of Renatus, Aurelius Horen. It sadden me to have to take such drastic matters against the house of my dear friend, Lazslo, the Crooning Crow. If Ivanovich returns to this realm as an active house we would be more then happy to return them to their previous position within the Duchy. ON THE MATTER OF THE GRAYCLOAKS... The GRAYCLOAKS are to be re branded the BELVITZ BRIGADE after discussion with my Marshall, Vladan. ON THE MATTER OF ENFRANCHISEMENT... I would like to speak on the house of Vladic. They have served the Duchy with honor and grace throughout these formitave years. After discussion with the other electors, we have decided to offer Vladan and his house the status of elector ship for his house. Pending the paperwork house Vladic will be enobled within the realm as a loyal vassal of King Auerlius. SIGNED, JOHN I SARKOZIC, DUKE OF ADRIA, PROTECTOR OF THE MIDLANDS
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    Aldermanic Ordinance

    DECLARATION OF THE 2nd OF SNOWS MAIDEN, 1671. IT IS HEREBY STATED BY HIS LORDSHIP, JOHN I SARKOZIC, DUKE OF ADRIA: IN HIS LORDSHIP’S EYES, the people of Belvitz have long been underrepresented in their own government, the only elected position being held by the Maer. IN ITS PLACE, a new system of representation is being put forth for the people of Belvitz to associate themselves politically. The position of ALDERMAN is being created in order to fill the DESIRES of the PEOPLE to participate in the governance of the CITY of BELVITZ. ALDERMEN ARE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF BELVITZ, and must be landowners within the city. Man or woman, human or elf, can sit on the council. You must be of legal age within Renatus. ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ALONGSIDE MAYORAL ELECTIONS to decide on who the Alderman will be. A simple majority is needed to be seated on the council. THE MAER CALLS THE ALDERMAN TO BENCH WEEKLY in order to discuss ordinances for the city. He can call emergency sessions to address pressing matters with the elevated citizens. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF ALDERMEN, as many as the town decide to elect shall represent the city of Belvitz. AUTONOMY IS TO BE GIVEN TO THE MAER AND THE BENCH to decide between themselves how to conduct these meetings. The Maer must put ordinances in front of the Council for a vote before they are to be passed. MEETINGS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL SHOULD BE HELD WITH TRANSPARENCY, and thusly shall be held in the town hall. The meeting place may be changed based on building availability. SIGNED, JOHN I SARKOZIC, DUKE OF ADRIA, PROTECTOR OF THE MIDLANDS VLADAN VALEK, MARSHAL OF ADRIA, CAPTAIN OF THE BELVITZ WATCH, ROYAL HUNTSMAN CALEB CRIDER, MAER OF BELVITZ
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    ______________________________________________________________ REAFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE RENATIAN CROWN 6th of the Sun’s Smile, 1666 I, John Sarkozic, do affirm my allegiance, loyalty and service to the Crown of Renatus-Marna. The Duchy of Adria, and the Houses of Sarkozic, Vladovich, Ivanovich, and Begovic, will stand with unwavering loyalty and support to the Crown in the face of this so called rebellion. Additionally, we will fight alongside the crown with open arms in the ready efforts to crush any rebellion and the Stauntons alike. IN NOMINE DEI John Sarkozic, Duke of Adria, Baron of Dormont, Protector of the Midlands
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    The Crow and the Ram

    It was not a large assembly. Banner guards, carrying the banners of Crow and Ram, posted outside the cathedral of Saint Emma. The tavern across the street boomed noise, a few drunken Adrian peasants stumbling out to peer on the noble marriage. Eimar var Burgundar embraced his soon-to-be son-in-law with the love of a father. The young duke, John, waited up at the altar as a quiet and timid bride, not one of many words, walked up the aisle. No, it was not a marriage of love; political intellectuals would remark, though, it was one of familial necessity. Amelia var Burgundar and John Sarkozic’s arms were wrapped in the banner of House Sarkoz. The priest spoke the hymns and ceremonies with effortless remembrance, though a spark of joy in his voice when the name of Sarkozic passed off his lips. The ceremony was not one of pomp, rather quick. With the marriage kiss, the Crows and Rams rose in cheer, which drowned out even the din of the tavernites. Like the two families joined in marriage, so too did the church-goers and the drinkers of the newly erected tavern. Out poured the Sarkozics, out poured the Burgundars, out poured the priest and the Vladovics and Ivanoviches, out poured the guards and down fell the flags. Merriment rang on through the night, as the celebratory groom became rowdily drunk. Though, his timid bride sat there with a content smile, glad in her new home of happy people and loud songs. The sun rose over the town of Belvitz, come early morning a town crier announced to the rising peasants. Our duke is married! Amelia var Burgundar, now Amelia Sarkoz, is our Duchess!